When we look at a certain object, a painting for example, we won’t be able to appreciate what is in it, what is painted, and what it is all about it if the painting is just an inch away from our face. But, if we try to take it back a little bit further, we’ll have a clearer vision of the whole artwork and things start to make sense (unless it is a Jackson Pollock of course, lol).
We reach a point in our life when we are ready for change and the information that will help us unlock our self-improvement power. Until that point, something can be staring us right under our nose but we are unable to see it. The only time we think of unlocking our self-improvement power is when everything falls apart and life sucks. Let’s change this ridiculousness.
Take the frog principle (Metaphorically Please!):
This is a visually graphic metaphor for teaching purposes only and should never be performed in reality, pre-warned… Take a live frog, we will call him, “Kermit” and place the frog in a pot of boiling water. What happens? He twerps! He loses his mind and he jumps out of the pot, alive and in severe pain! Why did that happen? Because he is not able to tolerate the extreme sudden change in his environment, the water temperature was ridiculously hot and it freaked him out.
Now, try the same experiment with a second frog, make sure subject has not conspired with the first subject in an attempt to skew your data. We will call the second subject “Smacks”. Place Smacks in lukewarm water, just the way he likes it and then turn the heat on, at a low level. As the water increases in temperature Smacks does not realize the temperature is increasing until it is too and he has succumbed to the Jacuzzi like many drunken frat boys, a boiled frog.
Like it or not, people are like Smacks by nature. Today, Sofia thinks Emilio hates her. Tomorrow, Maria walks up to Sofia and tells she no longer wants to be friends with her. Sofia, says, “Good, I don’t need you or your broke self hanging with me anyways.” Sofia blames Maria, she does not take the time to analyze the situation and remains the same, and she does not care about what her friends say. The next day, she learned that Jermaine and the guy they call, “Android Carl”, are also no longer talking to her. Sofia still doesn’t get it… She is a B***h! According to Android Carl, sometimes he does not seem human at all and can operate without a compassion filter. To be alienated and isolated hurts, Sofia is now worried and starts to assess the situation and she has now also reached the conclusion that she treats people very poorly and it is a bi-product of her feeling very poorly about her self.
People can be very self-conscious and are very fragile when opening up, it is hard, but it can be a very fulfilling feeling to take control of your life and emotional self.
Sofia has determined it is time for some self-improvement!
We often learn our lessons when we experience pain. We finally see the warning signs and signals when things get rough and tough. When do we realize that we need to change diets? When none of our jeans fit and the Muffin Top is out of the oven. When do we stop eating candies, chocolates and smoking meth? After our teeth fall out of course. When do we pray to sweet baby Jesus and ask for help? When we realize that s**t just got real and we are in trouble.
The only time most of us ever learn about unlocking our self-improvement power is when the whole world is crashing and falling apart. We think and feel this way because it is not easy to be proactive and change and change becomes a lot more painful when we ignore it.
Change will happen, like it or not. There will come a time when the Beliebers start beliebing in another cute little tyke and Justin Bieber is just another Dancing with the Stars contestant. It happens… At one point or another, we are all going to experience different turning points in our life and we are all going to eventually need to unlock our self-improvement power, not because the world says so, not because our friends are nagging us, but because we realized it is for our own good.
Happy people do not simply accept change, they don’t post every daily difference to Facebook for peer validation, what they do is, they hit change head on and embrace it. Do not wait until you feel some tremendous heat before realizing the need for self-improvement. Unlocking your self-improvement power means unlocking yourself, free yourself from your self-imposed cell, do not make excuses for yourself, do not fear and resist change. We have learned from Franklin Delano Roosevelt “Only thing we have to fear is, fear itself.” Should have been named Franklin Delaknow Roosevelt. 🙂
Your mind has the power to be programmed just like a computer. Let’s make this simpler, like a phone, you can program your mind like a phone, program it just like a Samsung Galaxy and then you too can achieve explosive results.
Self-improvement should be baked into your life, something should always be cooking, take some time to realize, accept and process this with a plan. Start small do not overwhelm yourself and take baby steps the future better you.
Changing your outlook allows you to look at things in a different point of view; we might have greater chances of enjoying the whole process instead of counting the days until we are fully improved, and it is a journey not a destination. Three sessions in a week at the gym would result in a healthier life, reading books instead of creeping high school friends will shape up your brain, then interacting with friends and peers live will help you take a step back and unwind.
There are simple steps to get started, once you address the situation and stop sedating yourself when the going gets tough you will start enjoying again. The whole process of unlocking your self-improvement power will just start happening and evolving, you will realize you are at a new beginning, a road to happiness.
Self-improvement may not be everybody’s favorite word, and we all understand the power of marketing, so maybe it is time we rebrand the term self-improvement.
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